Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to build on their opening day victories when the pair meet at The Academy Stadium this evening.
Gareth Taylor’s City side won 4-0 at Everton on opening day while Tottenham Hotspur defeated Birmingham City 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Ahead of kick-off, FAWSL Full-Time have taken a look at the statistics surrounding the game, provided to us by Opta. Here are four facts which relate to this evening’s meeting between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester City have a perfect record against Spurs
Manchester City have won all three Barclays FA Women’s Super League clashes with Spurs, scoring at least three times in each, whilst conceding only twice. Manchester City won the home game 4-1 last season whilst recording a 3-0 success on the road.
Spurs are aiming for third consecutive clean sheet
Each of Tottenham Hotspur’s last two Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches have been 1-0 victories over Birmingham City. They were winless in 10 league games prior to this run (D2 L8). Tottenham Hotspur have kept as many clean sheets in their last league matches (two) as they had across their previous 20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League games.
Manchester City have a free-kick specialist in Houghton
Last weekend saw Manchester City captain Steph Houghton curl in a stunning second half free-kick at Everton. That goal was her 10th free-kick scored in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. Houghton has scored 14.5% of the total direct free-kick goals in the competition’s history (10/69), and four more than any other player.
The Academy Stadium is Manchester City’s fortress
Each of Manchester City’s last six defeats in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League have come away from home, with their last home defeat coming against Reading in April 2018. City’s current unbeaten home league run spans 33 games (W27 D6). Additionally, Manchester City have won 15 of their last 16 Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches, only dropping
points in a 2-2 draw against last season’s champions Chelsea in their penultimate home game of last season.
The Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur kicks-off at 6.45pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football.